Our Leaders

Board of directors

Dr. Anand Chand Burman

Director
(DIN: 00056216)

Mr. Bobby Parikh

Independent Director
(DIN: 00019437)

Ms. Eranti Venkataramagupta Sumithasri

Independent Director
(DIN: 07087197)

Mr. Lee Patrick Callaghan

Director
(DIN: 07086896)

Mr. Mohit Burman

Chairman
(DIN: 00021963)

Mr. Nishit Piyush Majmudar

Director
(DIN: 07459782)

Mr. PD Narang

Director
(DIN: 00021581)

Mr. Trevor Bull

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director
(DIN: 00050834)

Chetan Singh

Director
DIN:08532370

Pradip Burman

Director
DIN: 00042241

Mr Suresh Mahalingam

independent director
(DIN:01781730)

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Mr. David John McMillan has resigned from the directorship of the Company with effect from 31st March, 2017.
Mr. TR Ramachandran resigned as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company with effect from 31st December, 2014 after closing of the business hours.
Mr. Inderpreet Singh Pal resigned from the directorship of the Company with effect from 28th November, 2014.

Dr. Anand Chand Burman

Director (DIN: 00056216)

Dr. Anand C. Burman is the Chairman of Dabur India Ltd, one of India's leading consumer goods companies with presence in over 60 countries around the globe. Dr. Burman is a trained pharmacist and is widely recognized for his interests in Research & Development that has helped him earn over 40 patents against his name.

Dr. Burman has particular interests in the areas of R&D in Pharmaceutical Sciences as well as Biotechnology and Technology issues. His education was both multidisciplinary and international. He completed his high school education from St. Paul's School in Darjeeling, India and followed it with a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Kansas. His Doctorate was in the area of Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Kansas in 1980.

Dr. Burman is the fifth generation of the Dabur group's founder family and took charge as chairman in 2007 after holding the post of vice-chairman and having been being associated with the company in various other roles. His interests in R&D closely align with Dabur's focus on developing products that offer holistic wellness, and spearheaded Dabur's transformation from an Ayurvedic medicines maker to becoming India's 4th largest FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) player. He also serves as Director on the Board of Dabur Research Foundation, Dabur (UK) Limited, H&B Stores Limited, among others.

Other than the Dabur Group Companies, he is also on the Board of Aviva Life Insurance, Hero MotoCorp Limited, Ester Industries Limited, etc. In addition, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation under the University of Kansas, USA.

Dr. Burman is the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2011.

Dr. Burman is married to Minnie. They have a son Aditya and a daughter Anisha.

Mr. Bobby Parikh

Independent Director (DIN: 00019437)

Bobby Parikh is the co-founder and a tax partner with the Firm and leads its Financial Services practice. With over 25 years of experience, Bobby has advised a number of private equity investors, Banking groups, investment Banks, brokerage houses, fund managers and other financial services intermediaries in establishing operations in India, mergers and acquisitions, and in developing structured financial products, besides providing tax and business advisory and tax reporting services.

Formerly Chief Executive Officer of Ernst & Young in India and Country Managing Partner of Arthur Andersen, Bobby has been a member of a number of trade and business associations, as well as a member of the advisory or executive boards of non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations.

Bobby is a graduate in Commerce from the University of Mumbai and qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 1987.

Ms. Eranti Venkataramagupta Sumithasri

Independent Director (DIN: 07087197)

Eranti Venkataramagupta Sumithasri is an international leader with over 25 years of professional experience in digital, business leadership, technology, consulting and financial services industry with focus on transformational growth. Various roles in technology companies include global line- of-service of leadership, CxO collaboration, P&L ownership, large account management, business consulting and product development.

Education : Masters Degree in Science- Computer Science and Engineering from University of Connecticut, USA and Bachelor's Degree in Engineering- Computer Science from University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering.

Previous Experience Summary:

Non Executive role: was associated with Lakshmi Vilas Bank, Chennai (March 2015-30th March 2018) as Independent Director and Board member.

Employment data: SAP (October 2005-January 2017) - Vice President - Global Head of Value Partnerships, Bangalore (May 2013- January 2017), Head of Business Transformation Services - Indian Subcontinent, Bangalore (February 2010- April 2013), Principal Value Engineering - SAP Deutschland & Co.KG, Germany and EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa) (October 2005- February 2010). I2 Technologies (JDA Software Group Company), Germany/Europe/Africa (August 1999- July 2005) as Global Architect- Account Management.

SIEMENS, Bangalore/Germany (July 1996- august 1999) as Associate Consultant.

VERIFONE INC., Bangalore (1993-1994) as Graduate Engineer.

Mr. Lee Patrick Callaghan

Director (DIN: 07086896)

Lee Callaghan is Aviva plc's General Counsel International Markets and Group Competition Counsel. Prior to this he was the Asia Regional Director and General Counsel for 4 years, based in Singapore. Lee has over 25 years of legal experience in industry. He was called to the Bar in England and worked for 11 years in the UK motor and chemical industries. He has spent the last 13 years at Aviva and was based in Group Legal from 2001 to 2009, during which he supported the Group's expansion into Asia and Europe. In his competition role, Lee has lead on various competition inquiries and market studies and built an internal competition network for response capability across all the jurisdictions in which Aviva operates, together with rolling out the Aviva Competition Guidelines. Lee was part of a team which recently came second in a FT innovation award for instigating virtual competition and European secondments.

He holds a BA in Law, an LLM in Corporate and Commercial law, two post graduate diplomas in specialized law fields (EU law and Competition) and is a qualified Barrister.

Mr. Mohit Burman

Chairman (DIN: 00021963)

Mohit Burman graduated from Richmond College London, in Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration and Economics in May 1989 (Double major: Marketing and General Management) and subsequently completed his Master of Business Administration degree, in December 1993, in Finance from Babson College, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Mohit started his career with Welbeck Property Partnership London and then joined Dabur Finance Ltd. a company specializing in fund and fee based financial activities, as Senior Manager. He played a pivotal role in expanding the group's financial services business into Asset Management, Life Insurance, General Insurance and Pensions. Aviva life Insurance was set up in 2000 in joint venture with AVIVA, the world's fifth largest insurance group. More recently he started Universal Sompo General Insurance Company in consortium with Allahabad Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Karnataka Bank and Sompo of Japan.

He has to his credit the acquisition of one of the largest privately held FMCG companies in India with sales of US$ 35 million called BALSARA HOME PRODUCTS LTD. in 2004. He later played a pivotal role in the acquisition of FEM Pharma for Dabur India Ltd.

He later on went to acquire Punjab Tractors one of the leading Farm equipment manufacturers in India which he eventually sold to Mahindra and Mahindra after turning the company around. He was also the Chairman of Dabur Pharma Ltd, India's largest Oncology base Pharma Company until the strategic sale to Germany's leading pharmaceutical firm Fresenius Kabi.

He has established Elephant India Advisors Pvt. Ltd. which is the advisory firm of Elephant Capital Plc.,UK. Elephant Capital is an AIM listed fund of London Stock Exchange, which is India focused fund for companies requiring growth capital before the IPO stage and Mohit is the Managing Director.

Mohit is currently the Chairman of Aviva Life Insurance Co. and Director on board of Dabur India Limited and Dabur International Ltd. He is also a non-executive Director of Universal Sompo General Insurance and Mahindra Forgings limited.

Mr. Nishit Piyush Majmudar

Director (DIN: 07459782)

Nishit Majmudar holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Bombay University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in London and India.

In February 2012, Nishit joined Aviva Singapore as the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this role, Nishit served as the Regional Actuarial Director in the Aviva Asia Pacific Regional Office (APRO).

Nishit has over 25 years of experience in finance and executive management and has worked in India, UK, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore. He has held a variety of senior roles across the Asia Pacific region with Aviva, Prudential, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Watson Wyatt.

He is currently appointed as an Executive Director of Aviva Ltd and Chairman of Navigator Investment Services Ltd and Aviva Financial Advisers Pte. Ltd. He also holds directorship in Professional Investment Advisory Services Pte Ltd.

Mr. PD Narang

Director (DIN: 00021581)

Pritam Das Narang, Group Director of Dabur India Limited, secured a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from Punjab University, Chandigarh. Mr. Narang completed his Chartered Accountancy from Chandigarh and immediately after qualifying the final examination, joined Punjab Anand Alakaline Batteries, Chandigarh. After a brief stint with the firm, he joined Dabur India Limited as Management Accountant.

He was elevated to the rank of Executive Director on the Board of Dabur India Ltd in 1995. A financial wizard, Mr. Narang has been the trusted professional who has guided the Group through its patches of rough weather. Over the years, he has achieved great laurels for the Group by establishing several new ventures like AVIVA Life Insurance, besides being a key force behind the acquisition of two overseas companies by Dabur India Ltd - HobiKozmetik Group of Turkey and Namaste Laboratories of the YS. Besides, he has also helped establish several overseas manufacturing ventures for Dabur in Nepal, Dubai, Egypt, Nigeria and Bangladesh besides setting up operations in Baddi, Nawai, Siliguri, Jammu and Pant Nagar.

He is a Director on Board for about 13 Companies and is the main link between the Promoters and the Professional Management of Dabur.

He was a member in Finance, Banking, and Taxation Committees in PHD, ASSOCHAM, and FICCI apart from association with sports/club membership. He is a keen Swimmer, ardent book reader and a Golfer. He practices Yoga daily and during free time listens to Music.

Mr. Trevor Bull

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director (DIN: 00050834)

Trevor Bull is the MD and CEO of Aviva India. Trevor, who joined Aviva in January 2015, is a global executive with a rich experience of over 40 years in leadership roles across organizations. Trevor has worked with, Zurich Insurance Malaysia Berhad, where he was CEO of a Composite Insurer, The Philippine American Life & General Insurance Company, where he was President & CEO, and TATA AIG Life Insurance Company, where he was Managing Director & CEO although the Life Insurance Industry is dominant in his career, Trevor also has relevant experience as CEO in general insurance, service companies and asset management, and has worked at the highest level across both European and Asian Markets.

Chetan Singh

Director DIN:08532370

Chetan Singh is the Chief M&A Officer at Aviva plc, with responsibility for overseeing transactions involving mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and partnerships for Aviva plc and its subsidiary companies. Prior to joining Aviva, he was Managing Director and Head of Southeast Asia and India Financial Institutions Group in the Global Investment Banking division. He has spent over 10 years in investment banking covering European financial institutions, including banks, insurers, exchanges, asset managers and specialty finance companies, in London with Citigroup.

In his current role at Aviva Plc he is also responsible for overseeing our Group Investor Relations, Treasury and Aviva Ventures activities. In the interim, he is also responsible for Group Strategy. He holds a MBA with distinction from INSEAD, France and Singapore; Masters of International Economics from SDA Bocconi , Italy; and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from University of Delhi, India

Pradip Burman

Director DIN: 00042241

Pradip Burman completed his Indian School Certificate from St. Paul’s School, Darjeeling and graduated from MIT, USA in B.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering) in 1965.

He joined Dabur India Limited at Calcutta in 1968 as a Management Trainee and was appointed as Special Officer, looking after engineering and manufacturing at the plant. He became Director, Dabur India Limited in 1975 and was in charge of the Calcutta Plant from 1975 to 1982.

He was appointed Managing Director of Vidogum& Chemicals Ltd in 1982, a Public Limited Company promoted by Dabur India Limited. He then started the Herbal Veterinary Division in the company in 1992 and became Chairman of Ayurvet Limited when it was separated from Dabur India Limited. He is the Chairman of Sanat Products Limited which makes the algae Spirulina, medicinal herbal extracts, and allopathic as well as nutraceutical formulations.

He has interest in Social work, currently Chairman of Sundesh, an NGO, doing work in rural areas around Ghaziabad (UP). He was Chairman of the Rural Development Foundation (between Aug 96 and July 99) – a part of PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He is the Chairman of Dabur Nepal Pvt. Limited, a subsidiary of Dabur India Limited.

His hobbies are Reading, Ecology & Environment and Music.

Mr Suresh Mahalingam

independent director (DIN:01781730)

Suresh Mahalingam has been a dynamic catalyst of change for over thirty years in corporate India. He has extensive experience at senior leadership roles in BFSI & FMCG sectors, where he has consistently demonstrated his ability to build and grow businesses. Suresh’s inclusive work style and hands-on approach to leadership has led to his success in setting up and scaling organisations in highly competitive and dynamic environments.

He was formerly engaged as Member – Group Management Council WGC, where he contributed to the formulation and execution plans for establishing WGC as a fully-integrated financial services group with businesses in Lending, Insurance, Asset Management and Strategic Investments. Suresh was also MD & CEO of TATA AIA Life Insurance Company, General Manager HDFC Life and Business Head, ITC. He currently plays the role of advisor to several emerging organisations and is a keynote speaker on multiple platforms.

Suresh completed his Post Graduate Programme in International Management from IMI, India, and completed an advanced Management course from Kellogg School of Management.

Management Team

Mr. Trevor Bull

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director

Trevor Bull is the MD and CEO of Aviva India. Trevor, who joined Aviva in early 2015, is a global executive with a rich experience of over 35 years in leadership roles across organisations predominantly within the Life Insurance Industry. Trevor has worked with Zurich Insurance Malaysia Berhad, where he was CEO of Composite Insurer, The Philippine American Life & General Insurance Company, where he was President & CEO, and TATA AIG Life Insurance Company, where he was Managing Director. Trevor also has relevant experience as CEO in general insurance, service companies and asset management, and has worked at the highest level in European and Asian Markets.

Mr. Ali Onder Lulu

Chief Distribution Officer

Ali Onder Lulu is the Chief Distribution Officer of Aviva India. Ali, who joined Aviva India in July 2019,is a global executive with over 22 years of experience in leadership roles. He has worked with companies such as Brisa (Bridgestone & Sabanci JV), a Japanese company, Insurance Group of Sabanci Conglomerate and AkHayat. Ali managed the transformation project of Akhayat to AkEmeklilik, a pension and life company, and played an instrumental role in the merger of AkEmeklilik & Aviva. He led the establishment of AvivaSA Life & Pension company in 2007 and has since then held several executive roles such as Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Sales Officer and possesses extensive experience in Product Development, Customer Management, Bancassurance, Group Business, Business Development, Distribution Retail (Agency & Direct).

Mr. Kunal Anand

Chief Strategic Alliances Officer

Kunal Anand is the Chief Strategic Alliances Officer with Aviva. As part of the Aviva India's Leadership team, he is responsible for Strategy & Strategic Initiatives for Aviva. Kunal brings to the table his experience of over 23 years in Insurance and Pension business, gained internationally, in the UK, and within India. Kunal has been with Aviva since November, 2004 and was instrumental in setting up the Bancassurance business at Aviva. During his stint with Bancassurance, he has provided strategic leadership to the Bancassurance business, managing all the key Partnerships for Aviva India.

Mr. Prashant Sharma

Chief Investment Officer

Prashant Sharma joined Aviva India as the Chief Investment Officer in March, 2016. Prashant has over 15 years of experience in fund management and brings with him an in-depth understanding of markets and the insurance industry. Prior to joining Aviva, Prashant was Head of Equity and Chief Investment Officer at Max Life Insurance.

Mr. Amit Malik

Chief People, Operations & Customer Services Officer

In his current role Amit leads the People Function, Business Operations, Customer Services, Retention and Administration. He also provides leadership oversight to the Legal Function. He plays a significant role in contributing to the achievement of the strategic business goals of the organization by ˜partnering" for success. Amit has over 21 years of work experience and prior to joining Aviva has worked in HR leadership roles at Bank of America, Royal Bank of Scotland, American Express and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare. He has undertaken regional assignments in Malaysia & Sri Lanka during his career. Amit has been recognised both within and outside Aviva for his contributions. Some key awards are Aviva People Living legend award 2017 , CHRO of the year 2017 at Culture & diversity Summit, ‘Top 40 HR Leaders’ 2014 in the country by Asia Pacific HR Congress. Amit graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree and is a management graduate in Human Resource from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. Amit is also an Alumnus of School of Industrial and Labour relations, Cornell University and Said Business School “Oxford University". He is a Certified Coach from ICF.

Mr. Prashant Kalaver

Director, Internal Audit

Prashant has over 16 years of experience in key areas like risk management, audit, compliance, process management, operations governance, internal controls, business continuity and Anti Money Laundering/Know Your Customer. He has worked in Banking, General and Life Insurance sectors with key functional expertise in leading large global teams, conducting audit and risk reviews across complex markets like Asia and Europe with a strong focus on controls and client satisfaction. Prashant started his journey with Citibank, where he handled all retail banking liabilities functions and was also the service head for West, managing top corporate clientele. He has also held leadership positions in insurance companies Bharti AXA and Birla Sunlife. Prior to joining Aviva, Prashant was Director, Risk Advisory at E & Y based out of Mumbai.

Ms. Anjali Malhotra Nanda

Chief Customer, Marketing, Digital & IT Officer

Anjali comes with 23 years of experience in Media, FMCG and Advertising Industries. She has built brands like Revlon and Dish TV in India, both leaders in their respective domain. Her core competence lies in understanding consumer insights and translating them into product mix and marketing stories that are relevant & effective. She has also worked with The Times of India group, Fisher-Rosemount, Glaze ads in different product management and marketing profiles.

Ms. Vijayalakshmi Natarajan

Chief Compliance and Risk Officer

Vijayalakshmi Natarajan is the Chief Risk & Compliance Officer at Aviva India. She comes with a rich life insurance experience of 24 years in varying fields of life office operations including technical operations. She has been with Aviva since August 2004 and has discharged several roles right from being the Chief Underwriter of the Company to Director Operations till June 2015. She has contributed to building a resilient positive team that is focused on customer centricity and delivering ‘Right’ within the framework of regulatory norms balancing between risk based decisions and benchmarking services. Prior to Aviva, she was with SBI Life Insurance Company India Limited and prior to that she was with the Life Insurance Corporation of India where she started her career in the life insurance industry. Vijaya is a Cost Accountant apart from being a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of India and a Fellow of the Academy of Life Underwriting.

Mr. Anuj Arora

Company Secretary

Anuj Arora is the Company Secretary of Aviva India, a Certified CSR Professional and is in advanced stages of Chartered Secretary qualification from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK. Anuj brings on board 8 years of rich and varied experience as a legal and company secretarial professional in reputed multinationals covering Financial Services, IT& ITES, Asset Management and Data Centers. Prior to joining Aviva India, Anuj has served as Company Secretary of Fidelity India and in the legal and secretarial department of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Ajai Kumar Tripathi

Appointed Actuary

Mr. Ajai Kumar Tripathi is the Executive Vice President Actuarial and Appointed Actuary of Aviva India. He has more than 19 years of experience in the Actuarial domain across companies like General Insurance Corporation of India (Life Re), Reliance Nippon Life, Life Insurance Corporation of India, Hewitt Associates India Pvt Ltd and Sahara India Life. His previous assignment was with General Insurance Corporation of India, Life Reinsurance Business as an Appointed Actuary. Ajai has completed Bachelor of Science (Mathematics & Computer Applications), Lucknow University. He is a Fellow member of Institute of Actuaries of India and Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, UK and has qualified for fellowship with Life Insurance as an area of specialization. He is also a fellow member of Insurance Institute of India.

Nilesh Karia

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Nilesh Karia is the Chief Financial Officer at Aviva India. He joined Aviva in January 2020 and is an executive with wide experience in strategic planning, treasury and financial performance management. Prior to his appointment, Nilesh was a Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisition at Aviva plc. Before joining Aviva in 2014, Nilesh held a range of roles in Deloitte including in Audit, Financial Services and Corporate Finance with experience across financial performance, planning and audit. He graduated Bachelor of Economics from London School of Economics and is a Qualified Financial Business Professional (BFP) and Chartered Accountant (ACA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


Mr. Trevor Bull

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director

Trevor Bull is the MD and CEO of Aviva India. Trevor, who joined Aviva in early 2015, is a global executive with a rich experience of over 35 years in leadership roles across organisations predominantly within the Life Insurance Industry. Trevor has worked with Zurich Insurance Malaysia Berhad, where he was CEO of Composite Insurer, The Philippine American Life & General Insurance Company, where he was President & CEO, and TATA AIG Life Insurance Company, where he was Managing Director. Trevor also has relevant experience as CEO in general insurance, service companies and asset management, and has worked at the highest level in European and Asian Markets.


Mr. Ali Onder Lulu

Chief Distribution Officer

Ali Onder Lulu is the Chief Distribution Officer of Aviva India. Ali, who joined Aviva India in July 2019,is a global executive with over 22 years of experience in leadership roles. He has worked with companies such as Brisa (Bridgestone & Sabanci JV), a Japanese company, Insurance Group of Sabanci Conglomerate and AkHayat. Ali managed the transformation project of Akhayat to AkEmeklilik, a pension and life company, and played an instrumental role in the merger of AkEmeklilik & Aviva. He led the establishment of AvivaSA Life & Pension company in 2007 and has since then held several executive roles such as Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Sales Officer and possesses extensive experience in Product Development, Customer Management, Bancassurance, Group Business, Business Development, Distribution Retail (Agency & Direct).


Mr. Kunal Anand

Chief Strategic Alliances Officer

Kunal Anand is the Chief Strategic Alliances Officer with Aviva. As part of the Aviva India's Leadership team, he is responsible for Strategy & Strategic Initiatives for Aviva. Kunal brings to the table his experience of over 23 years in Insurance and Pension business, gained internationally, in the UK, and within India. Kunal has been with Aviva since November, 2004 and was instrumental in setting up the Bancassurance business at Aviva. During his stint with Bancassurance, he has provided strategic leadership to the Bancassurance business, managing all the key Partnerships for Aviva India.


Mr. Prashant Sharma

Chief Investment Officer

Prashant Sharma joined Aviva India as the Chief Investment Officer in March, 2016. Prashant has over 15 years of experience in fund management and brings with him an in-depth understanding of markets and the insurance industry. Prior to joining Aviva, Prashant was Head of Equity and Chief Investment Officer at Max Life Insurance.


Mr. Amit Malik

Chief People, Operations & Customer Services Officer

In his current role Amit leads the People Function, Business Operations, Customer Services, Retention and Administration. He also provides leadership oversight to the Legal Function. He plays a significant role in contributing to the achievement of the strategic business goals of the organization by ˜partnering" for success. Amit has over 21 years of work experience and prior to joining Aviva has worked in HR leadership roles at Bank of America, Royal Bank of Scotland, American Express and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare. He has undertaken regional assignments in Malaysia & Sri Lanka during his career. Amit has been recognised both within and outside Aviva for his contributions. Some key awards are Aviva People Living legend award 2017 , CHRO of the year 2017 at Culture & diversity Summit, ‘Top 40 HR Leaders’ 2014 in the country by Asia Pacific HR Congress. Amit graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree and is a management graduate in Human Resource from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. Amit is also an Alumnus of School of Industrial and Labour relations, Cornell University and Said Business School “Oxford University". He is a Certified Coach from ICF.


Mr. Prashant Kalaver

Director, Internal Audit

Prashant has over 16 years of experience in key areas like risk management, audit, compliance, process management, operations governance, internal controls, business continuity and Anti Money Laundering/Know Your Customer. He has worked in Banking, General and Life Insurance sectors with key functional expertise in leading large global teams, conducting audit and risk reviews across complex markets like Asia and Europe with a strong focus on controls and client satisfaction. Prashant started his journey with Citibank, where he handled all retail banking liabilities functions and was also the service head for West, managing top corporate clientele. He has also held leadership positions in insurance companies Bharti AXA and Birla Sunlife. Prior to joining Aviva, Prashant was Director, Risk Advisory at E & Y based out of Mumbai.


Ms. Anjali Malhotra Nanda

Chief Customer, Marketing, Digital & IT Officer

Anjali comes with 23 years of experience in Media, FMCG and Advertising Industries. She has built brands like Revlon and Dish TV in India, both leaders in their respective domain. Her core competence lies in understanding consumer insights and translating them into product mix and marketing stories that are relevant & effective. She has also worked with The Times of India group, Fisher-Rosemount, Glaze ads in different product management and marketing profiles.


Ms. Vijayalakshmi Natarajan

Chief Compliance and Risk Officer

Vijayalakshmi Natarajan is the Chief Risk & Compliance Officer at Aviva India. She comes with a rich life insurance experience of 24 years in varying fields of life office operations including technical operations. She has been with Aviva since August 2004 and has discharged several roles right from being the Chief Underwriter of the Company to Director Operations till June 2015. She has contributed to building a resilient positive team that is focused on customer centricity and delivering ‘Right’ within the framework of regulatory norms balancing between risk based decisions and benchmarking services. Prior to Aviva, she was with SBI Life Insurance Company India Limited and prior to that she was with the Life Insurance Corporation of India where she started her career in the life insurance industry. Vijaya is a Cost Accountant apart from being a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of India and a Fellow of the Academy of Life Underwriting.


Mr. Anuj Arora

Company Secretary

Anuj Arora is the Company Secretary of Aviva India, a Certified CSR Professional and is in advanced stages of Chartered Secretary qualification from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK. Anuj brings on board 8 years of rich and varied experience as a legal and company secretarial professional in reputed multinationals covering Financial Services, IT& ITES, Asset Management and Data Centers. Prior to joining Aviva India, Anuj has served as Company Secretary of Fidelity India and in the legal and secretarial department of the Royal Bank of Scotland.


Ajai Kumar Tripathi

Appointed Actuary

Mr. Ajai Kumar Tripathi is the Executive Vice President Actuarial and Appointed Actuary of Aviva India. He has more than 19 years of experience in the Actuarial domain across companies like General Insurance Corporation of India (Life Re), Reliance Nippon Life, Life Insurance Corporation of India, Hewitt Associates India Pvt Ltd and Sahara India Life. His previous assignment was with General Insurance Corporation of India, Life Reinsurance Business as an Appointed Actuary. Ajai has completed Bachelor of Science (Mathematics & Computer Applications), Lucknow University. He is a Fellow member of Institute of Actuaries of India and Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, UK and has qualified for fellowship with Life Insurance as an area of specialization. He is also a fellow member of Insurance Institute of India.


Nilesh Karia

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Nilesh Karia is the Chief Financial Officer at Aviva India. He joined Aviva in January 2020 and is an executive with wide experience in strategic planning, treasury and financial performance management. Prior to his appointment, Nilesh was a Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisition at Aviva plc. Before joining Aviva in 2014, Nilesh held a range of roles in Deloitte including in Audit, Financial Services and Corporate Finance with experience across financial performance, planning and audit. He graduated Bachelor of Economics from London School of Economics and is a Qualified Financial Business Professional (BFP) and Chartered Accountant (ACA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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